Welcome to the Center for Civic Engagement & Social Impact (CCESI)! If you’re interested in community service, volunteering, service-learning, social advocacy, voting, and other meaningful ways to make a positive impact in your local, national, and global communities, you’ve come to the right place. From hunger and homelessness to educational inequities, our programs and services – including the WCU Resource Pantry – provide students with a wide range of impactful opportunities to learn about and address issues of public concern. Through our mutually beneficial partnerships with community-based organizations, we strive to equip all students with the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in democratic life as agents of positive social change.

Please explore our website for opportunities, programs, and services specific to students, faculty, community partners, and the WCU Resource Pantry. If you are unable to find what you’re looking for here, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team directly!

Announcements and Upcoming Events

  • Public Service Career & Volunteer Fair

    Looking to help out a local organization by volunteering? Looking to work in the non-profit or government sector? Log onto Handshake to register and learn more. Join us for food, raffles, prizes,and great opportunities!

    View the Public Service Career & Volunteer Fair flyer
  • NEW Benefits Hub page
Check out our new Benefits Hub page! We have support for many different public benefits to help you gain access to things you may already qualify for!


  • The Center for Civic Engagement & Social Impact is hiring!  We have many student staff positions available for students to participate in our civic leadership programming.  Ideal applicants are WCU students committed to the ideals of public service, active citizenship, and the promotion of positive social change.

    In addition to receiving on-going leadership and development training, students may be eligible to receive financial compensation to help them sustain their passion and commitment to contributing to the common good.
  • Volunteering amid COVID-19. Due to the spread of COVID-19, please consider remote or virtual volunteer opportunities. Learn more about where and how you can support communities through remote or virtual modalities.
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